By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Halloween celebrations in Brazil remain less elaborate than those in others locations around the world, Dia das Bruxas (Day of Witches), as the holiday is also known here, is gaining in popularity. With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, many venues, both foreign and locally owned, are seizing the opportunity to throw a festive Halloween party.

"If you enjoyed Halloween in your country, why not celebrate here in Brazil," Bob Fetterman, owner of both Mab's Restaurant and Bar and the Lapa Irish Pub, told The Rio Times . . .

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